Employment

Latin American Herald Tribune – HRW Criticizes Gender Discrimination in Chinese Job Advertisements

HONG KONG – International NGO Human Rights Watch criticized China’s government and private sector companies on Monday for alleged gender discrimination against women in job advertising and employment. According to a HRW report released in Hong Kong on Monday, in 2018 one in every five ads for public jobs in China was looking for “men only,” or said “men preferred,” while in 2017, 13 percent of the job postings were aimed at male candidates, even in well-known private companies. “We…

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Unemployment falls slightly in March, in Solano, Napa

The unemployment rate in both Solano and Napa counties fell slightly in March, according to the latest state figures. In the Vallejo-Fairfield area, which ranked 21st among California’s 58 counties, the jobless rate was 4.1 percent in March, down from 4.4 percent in February, and below the year-ago estimate of 5.2 percent. This compares with an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent for California and 4.1 percent for the nation during the same period. Napa County’s March unemployment rate was 3.2…

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What Might Happen to Amazon’s Profit if It Paid Its Workers More?

Amazon does not disclose its total compensation expense, so it’s not possible for outsiders to accurately compute what would happen to profits if it raised pay. But the disclosure of median pay provides a little insight. Under S.E.C. rules, public companies must now disclose the median pay figure for all their employees. In annual filings, that number is then compared with the pay of the chief executive. In Amazon’s case, the $1,681,840 that Jeff Bezos earned in 2017 was 59…

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Landing that perfect job, employee rights & music with Bailey Bigger

Finding that perfect job Glass Door ranked Memphis as one of the best places to find a job. Angela Copeland with Copeland Coaching provides insight on how you can prepare for the big interview. Your employee rights as an addict Opioid addiction can impact anyone but what are an addict’s rights as an employee?Alan Crone with the Crone Law Firm talks about that with Marybeth and Alex. Music with Bailey Bigger She just dropped her single “Lyrics” last week and…

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Florida’s unemployment rate continues holding steady at 3.9 percent

click to enlarge Florida’s jobs picture showed little change through the first quarter of 2018, with the unemployment rate holding at 3.9 percent in March — the same as it has been since December, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. The March unemployment rate, better than the national mark of 4.1 percent, represents 400,000 Floridians qualified as jobless from a labor force of 10.2 million. The rate is based on an estimate…

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UPDATE – Mon. 12:50 p.m.: Dickten takes job elsewhere | News, Sports, Jobs

VIENNA – Dan Dickten, aviation director at the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport since 2011, has taken an opportunity elsewhere after his employment contract expired last week, said John Moliterno, executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, which oversees the airport. Moliterno declined to state where Dickten is going, leaving that up to Dickten to share publicly when he is ready to do so. Attempts to reach Dickten today were unsuccessful. The port authority will begin the process…

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Advice for a registered sex offender’s job search

Because a strong personal impression can outweigh difficult facts, job-seeking must be approached through established relationships, not random applications. Q: Ten years ago, during a contentious divorce, my son “Paul” was convicted of a low-level felony and placed on the sex offender registry. After being employed in our family business for 30 years, Paul must now begin looking for work, as we will soon be closing the company. He is terrified that no one will hire him because of his…

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Warning for local care worker who failed to tell employer she had conviction for assaulting a child

A Tayside care worker who failed to tell her employer she assaulted a child has avoided being struck off the register of social workers. Amanda Fuller, 32, faced a Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) fitness to practise panel. Ms Fuller, from Perth, was employed by HC-One Healthcare and working as a support worker in a care home service for adults when criminal charges were brought against her. She stood trial at Perth Sheriff Court on March 7 last year and…

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Brevard’s Unemployment Rate Stays at 3.8 Percent in March |

Brevard County’s labor force is 269,349 Brevard’s unemployment maintained 3.8 percent in March, compared to 3.8 percent in February and 4.3  in March 2017. Out of a labor force of 269,349, more than 259,000 Brevardians are now employed. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County’s unemployment rate continues to remain low according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s report released on Friday. Brevard’s unemployment rate maintained 3.8 percent in March, compared to 3.8 percent in February and 4.3  in March 2017. Out…

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India’s youth promise: Older workers could hobble demographic dividend

Some of the requirements for a demographic dividend will be met over the next 15 years or so. (Representative image: IE) J Krishnamurty & Abhay Kumar In the immediate future, due to reduced fertility and mortality, the working age population will grow faster than the total population, hence reducing the dependency burden. A growing working age population is typically associated with a growing workforce which may, under certain conditions, lead to rapid growth in output. At the same time, reduced dependency…

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Sarah Silverman slams Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos for paying employees just $30,000 a year

Comedian Sarah Silverman slammed Amazon founder billionaire Jeff Bezos for flaunting his lavish Norway vacation on social media, asking why his employees live off food stamps and government assistance. Bezos, 54, was declared the world’s richest billionaire by Forbes in March with a net worth of $126billion. Despite Amazon’s massive growth, many of its employees still make a meager living as hundreds of workers in Ohio live off of food stamps and require government assistance to get by. Sarah Silverman…

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Adults with autism bring special talents to the workplace — employers would be lucky to have them

April is Autism Awareness Month, and while it’s a good idea to remind people about awareness for autism, few need reminding. With nearly 1 in 68 people being diagnosed, it’s getting harder to find people who aren’t directly impacted or know of a friend or family member who is “on the spectrum.” Current diagnoses rates are up nearly 300 percent and expected to increase to 1,292 percent by 2020. ASD is 4.5 times more common in boys – 1 in…

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Amir commends municipality workers’ efforts in carrying out vital projects – Kuwait Times

His Highness receives Minister Roumi, Municipality Director General KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah reads a report about Kuwait Municipality projects during his meeting with Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Hossam Al-Roumi and Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmad Al-Manfohi. —Amiri Diwan photo KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace yesterday Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Hossam…

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WILLIAMS: A mayor’s most important job

When World War II ended, Washington, D.C.’s population was about 900,000; today it’s about 700,000. In 1950, Baltimore’s population was almost 950,000; today it’s around 614,000. Detroit’s 1950 population was close to 1.85 million; today it’s down to 673,000. Camden, New Jersey’s 1950 population was nearly 125,000; today it has fallen to 77,000. St. Louis’ 1950 population was more than 856,000; today it’s less than 309,000. A similar story of population decline can be found in most of our formerly…

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Cree gives raises to Wisconsin workers, also hires some contractors as employees

DURHAM – Cree has given some employees pay raises and converted some contract workers to “work directly as Cree employees.” The changes made apply only to Wisconsin workers, a spokesperson for Cree tells WRAL TechWire. The decision also was not based on recently passed federal tax cuts, according to the company. “This decision was solely focused on improving compensation for Racine employees and not related to tax cuts,” the spokesperson said. “We are not able to disclose more information at this time.”…

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